Tekran Instruments Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced systems for ambient and point-source mercury monitoring. With pioneering expertise in cold vapor atomic fluorescence detection, Tekran® has become the trusted source for accurate and reliable measurement of ultra-trace mercury levels. Tekran has provided more ambient and CEM systems than any other supplier worldwide.

About Us

Foundations

Tekran was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1989 to develop custom analytical instrumentation for environmental analysis. Our first analyzer, the Tekran 2537, was introduced in 1993 and is now widely accepted as the gold standard for automated ambient air analysis of mercury. Tekran continues to expand and improve our product lines, which are focused exclusively on instruments and systems for mercury measurement. We now offer systems for ambient air mercury speciation monitoring, automated analysis of total mercury and methyl mercury in environmental samples, total mercury in natural gas, and mercury continuous emission monitoring of coal-fired power plants and other industrial emission sources. We also offer a wide range of secondary equipment to support our main product lines.

Who We Are

Tekran Instruments Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced systems for ambient air, laboratory analysis, and point-source mercury monitoring. With pioneering expertise in cold vapor atomic fluorescence detection, Tekran has become the trusted source for accurately and reliably measuring ultra-trace levels of mercury. Tekran has provided more automated air analyzers and Hg-CEM monitoring systems than any other supplier worldwide.

What We Do

Tekran is an international leader in environmental measurement technology, serving the needs of industry, government and research institutions with applications ranging from pure research to primary manufacturing. We revolutionized continuous mercury monitoring through the use of cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrophotometry and pure gold preconcentration. Tekran’s systems for ultra-trace measurement of mercury in ambient air, stack emissions and environmental samples are extraordinarily sensitive and robust with detection limits of less than 1 picogram absolute and practical immunity to interfering compounds.

Leadership

Tekran is known worldwide for the accuracy and dependability of our equipment and will continue to exceed customer expectations. From developing the industry’s first proven ambient air analyzer and mercury Hg-CEMs, Tekran has been at the forefront of the mercury measurement industry since 1992. For example, the Tekran 3310 Elemental Mercury Calibration Source was chosen by the US National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) as the “NIST Prime” which is used to certify all other Hg-CEM calibration sources.
Tekran’s research and development efforts continue to be headed by cofounders Frank Schaedlich and Dan Schneeberger. Our unique solutions and industry leading designs have been awarded numerous patents. With our growing staff of research engineers and technicians, the Tekran team leads the way with employee commitment to innovation, quality and customer service. As we pursue future opportunities, we know Tekran has the people, technology and resources to measure up to your standards and ours.

TSI

As a member of the TSI family, Tekran is backed by world-class design, manufacturing and customer support facilities that position us to meet the demands of a global market. TSI Incorporated provides Tekran with the ability quickly ramp production, delivering large scale mercury monitoring solutions to industry. For more information, see www.tsi.com.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Tekran - Model 2700 - Automated Methyl Mercury Analysis System

The Tekran 2700 Methyl Mercury Analysis System offers an automated solution for complex and time consuming manual techniques. The 2700 is a fully-integrated, gas chromatography, cold-vapor atomic fluorescence spectrophotometer (GC-CVAFS). The 2700 can analyze distilled waters, extracted or distilled tissues and solids, and allows direct analysis of suitable water samples. The Tekran 2700 (MDL=0.004 ng/L) is operated via state-of-the-art, intuitive ...

Tekran - Model 2600-IVS - Automated Sample Analysis System

The Tekran Series 2600 system allows the analysis of ultra-trace levels of total mercury in laboratory prepared environmental samples (water, biota, soil, sediments, gas cartridges, effluents and more). It offers unparalleled sensitivity and flexibility for those who require truly sensitive total mercury analysis.

FEATURED APPLICATIONS

Mercury monitoring for measuring mercury speciation in air

Tekran offers the only completely integrated, automated system for measuring mercury speciation in air. The Tekran 2537, when coupled to the Model 1130 and Model 1135 provides a continuous record of gaseous elemental mercury, gaseous oxidized mercury and particle-bound mercury. Over the past 12 years, the Tekran 2537-1130-1135 system has been the most significant tool used to advance the understanding of the fate and transport of atmospheric mercury. See the Expert’s Corner for details about international...

Mercury monitoring for measuring mercury content in hair

Measurement of mercury content in hair is a convenient technique to estimate dietary exposure without having to handle tissues or bodily fluids. As the mercury present in hair is comprised of different mercury species, full speciation of the compounds is needed for complete understanding. Environment Canada published a technique where treating a basic digestion with Cd2+ in the presence of cysteine allowed analysis of inorganic mercury and total mercury using a Tekran 2600 System. Methyl mercury was then calculated...

FEATURED SERVICES

Calibration / Recertification

Tekran offers recalibration services for all our products. We utilize specialized NIST traceable instruments tasked specifically for calibration and recertification of our instrumentation. We also offer complete systems evaluation whether part of your maintenance schedule, or to quickly access an instrument that has set idle for a long period.

Field Projects

Some specialized field projects require on-site technical expertise to assure proper instrument performance and meet project goals. Whether due to time constraints, untested applications, or other analytical challenges the best option is to draw on the extensive expertise of Tekran scientists. We have extensive field experience with Tekran instrumentation that we are ready to put at your disposal.

FEATURED TRAINING

Hg CEM & Laboratory Training

A well structured training program pays immediate dividends, and our customers tell us Tekran training programs are among the best. It takes a well trained operator to get the highest performance out of their analytical equipment. At Tekran, we have spent considerable effort developing comprehensive training programs to provide our customers the needed skills and knowledge to become adept mercury analysts.

FEATURED DOWNLOADS

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EVENTS ATTENDED

Pittcon 2012, Pollutec Horizons 2011

INDUSTRIES SERVED

Company details

Business Type:
Manufacturer

Industry Type:
Air and Climate - Air Monitoring and Testing

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Year Founded:
1989

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